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Great Black-backed Gull

Observed: 4th April 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Great Black-backed Gull
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Description:

With youngster, scavenging in the chalk reef or training maybe.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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GBB & Herring Gull

The dark backed bird is a GBB but the other one, in image two, is an immature Herring Gull. it is much smaller, with a silver-grey mantle and is generally much less robust.

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this was my first thought...

.. perhaps an adoptee as they went everywhere together and the GBB was extremely tolerant?